Yong’s Teochew Kueh 榮潮州粿 With Ho Tit Coffee 好的咖啡!

I had arranged with Benny to surprise Cynthia and Dominic at their factory but we needed some snacks to go with our coffee. I suggested soon kueh and Jimmy said the shop at Bukit Merah was good. The journey, however, would be in the opposite direction so I suggested Yong’s Teochew Kueh. I have heard a lot about Yong’s but have not tried any. I googled for the address and found an outlet (they have several) nearer to Geylang where we had lunch earlier at Iskina Cebu.

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We came here after lunch but most of the Kueh were sold out even though the shop closes at 5pm (a good 3 hours more).

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Good things happen over coffee.
We should drink more then? 😀

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好的咖啡!
Ho Tit is Hokkien “romanisation” of 好的.
It means Good Coffee.
The factory’s name was given by Dominic’s mom more than 60 years ago.
You’ve got coffee, haven’t you? C’mon, everyone’s got coffee! Spill the beans!

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So the beans were spilled and roasted.
Ahhh… Nothing beats the smell of freshly brewed coffee.
Hot Tit sells wholesale and retail Arabica and Robusta coffee powder since 1953.

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I had wanted Ku Chye Kueh (Chives filling) but they were sold out so I bought whatever was available.
From 9 o’clock: Soon Kueh (S$1), Png Kueh (S$1.20) and Cabbage Kueh (S$1).

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While we were about to sip on the freshly brewed coffee, Ng (Cynthia and Dominic’s friend) dropped by.
We shared the kueh and quickly made a new acquaintance.
In the photo: Cynthia, Ng and Dominic.

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Png Tor (桃糕) literally translate to Peach Cake/Dumpling – S$1.20 a piece.
This typical Teochew snack, which is stuffed with savoury glutinous rice, is so called Peach Cake because of its moulded shape.

Ng said it was unusual to see white Png Tor. Most Png Tor, a.k.a. Png Kueh, we get from marketplaces have bright pink dough skin but my girlfriends like to buy the white ones because there’s no food colouring.

I had to find out why there are two colours.

Dr. Lesley posted on his blog that…

the pink ones are used as an offering to the gods who dwell in heaven, while the white ones are used as an offering to the ancestors who dwell in hell.

What a turn off! Not Lesley, but the connotation of eating in hell. I mean if I had told Ng about this, he would have spat it out faster than you can say Jack!

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The dough is the same but the fillings differ.
Clockwise top left: Yam Rice, Cabbage, Bamboo Shoots & Turnips.

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Coffee lovers unite here.

Whenever I'm bored or need a good local brew, this is where I can come for some chit chat and a sharing of afternoon snacks.

Whenever I’m bored or need a good local brew, this is where I can come for some chit chat and a sharing of afternoon snacks.
Jimmy, furthest right, made some new friends on his birthday 🙂

I like the generous savoury fillings but not the dough skin which I found to be thick and not so tender, from Yong’s Teochew Kueh. The Yam Rice and Cabbage stuffings are delightfully new to me. Needless to say, the coffee was good or we wouldn’t have “bribed” Cynthia and Dominic for some free cuppa with the kueh 😉

Yong’s Teochew Kueh 榮潮州粿
Address: 1022 Upper Serangoon Road,
Tai Peng Gardens.
Singapore 534760.

Tel:(+65) 6287 4328

Operating hours: Daily
7am – 5pm

Ho Tit Coffee Powder Factory
Address: 402 Upper Paya Lebar Rd,
Singapore 534988.

Tel:(+65) 6288 4642

Operating hours: Closed on Sundays and PH
10am – 5.30pm

Happy eating and making new friends 🙂

Read Dr. Lesley’s posts by clicking the links below:
Ho Tit Coffee Powder Factory
Why is there Red and White Png Kueh?

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Comments
9 Responses to “Yong’s Teochew Kueh 榮潮州粿 With Ho Tit Coffee 好的咖啡!”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    I would have thought tea would go better with these snacks, but I guess when someone drinks as much coffee as you do …. 🙂

  2. Mélanie says:

    once again: cuisine is an ART… 🙂 admiration and respect, Mélanie

  3. daniellajoe says:

    If I lived over there I would never ever cook 🙂 the food looks so delicious and the company makes it really the highlight of your day 🙂 Enjoy for me Sam!!!

  4. Mrs Ong says:

    The kueh is nice but one of the Auntie was showing her black face and talked in a very rude tone while taking order.

    • Sam Han says:

      Agree. The main shop was a more pleasant experience for me than the one in East Coast Katong area. Same case black face and took the whole tray of kueh away from display when i tried to take some pics.

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